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Reference number: 202352
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Garoua, Cameroon
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CIFOR-ICRAF
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Accountant

Overview

CIFOR-ICRAF will be implementing the CASEVE-GTI project (Green and Resilient Northern Cameroon – Integrated Landscape Governance) between July 2023 and June 2028. We will use an integrated landscape management approach to solve the triple challenge of (i) supporting a growing population, (ii) preserving biodiversity, and (iii) mitigating and adapting to climate change. The intended impact of this action is a more inclusive territorial governance that promotes conflict prevention. We are hence looking for an Accountant to prepare financial transactions reports for Garoua-based and other projects, and ensure adherence to financial policies and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities

1.       Finance Tasks: ·         Review all supporting documents for the three projects Resinoc/Caseve-GTI/Innovacc ·         Receive & review all invoices for Resinoc, Innovacc & Caseve-GTI processed in Garoua. ·         Review and post into OCS, payments to staff and third parties If ? $5,000 by ensuring all supporting documents and approvals are accurate. ·         Review and post into OCS, Travel Advances for staff, PhD students and other interns If ? $5,000 after approval. ·         Review and post into OCS, workshop/training budgets If ? $5,000 ·         Review the accuracy of monthly expenditure reports and highlight issues arising for follow up. ·         Review and post staff/partner advances liquidations (TECs) into the GL If ? $5,000 ·         Enter annual budgets for Resinoc/ Caseve-GTI/ Innovacc into OCS (planner) after approval by the Sr Finance Officer, Cameroon, and the budget holders. ·         Prepare monthly budget versus actuals (BvA) for Resinoc/ Caseve-GTI/ Innovacc projects, submit for approval of Senior Finance Officer and share with budget holders. ·         Gather required supporting documents for VAT reimbursement and share with Yaoundé Office by 15th of the next month. 2.       Treasury Management: ·         Approve petty cash advance request for CASEVE-GTI project. ·         Review & post petty cash expenses report weekly. ·         Approve & post Petty Cash replenishment. ·         Review petty cash paid vouchers. ·         Conduct petty cash surprise count end make a report. ·         Gather and send to Yaoundé Office monthly cash need for the office. 3.       Payroll Management: ·         Ensure that all staff receive their salaries on time and report to the Yaoundé office any abnormality or problem. 4.         Administration. ·         Coordinate the filing of finance and administrative documents and upload to SharePoint. ·         Represent finance in the procurement selection committee meetings. ·         Review quarterly inventory of fixed assets done by the logistician. 5.        Reporting. ·         Prepare the analysis of staff and partners’ advance accounts monthly and submit for the approval of the Senior Finance Officer. ·         Ensure all corrective journals are done on time to clear outstanding advances (exchange differences, reversals…). ·         Prepare 1st draft of donors’ financial reports for RESINOC, CASEVE-GTI, INNOVACC, (and others as required) and submit timely to the Senior Finance Officer for review and next steps. 6.       Auditing. ·         Gather and share on time all financial documents required by auditors. ·         Keep copy of former audit reports. Requirements At least 1st Degree (or BAC + 4) in Accounting and Finance management. Basic knowledge of an organization’s finance systems and policies. IT competent particularly in MS office and Excel and good keyboard skills. A professional and flexible approach to work, with the ability to prioritize. Experience in delivering customer service. Attention to details. 5 years’ work experience in a similar environment providing finance support to a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • •At least 1st Degree (or BAC + 4) in Accounting and Finance management. •Basic knowledge of an organization’s finance systems and policies. •IT competent particularly in MS office and Excel and good keyboard skills. •A professional and flexible approach to work, with the ability to prioritize. •Experience in delivering customer service. •Attention to details. •5 years’ work experience in a similar environment providing finance support to a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.

Terms and conditions

  • •This is a Locally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience. •The duty station will be in Garoua, North region of Cameroon CIFOR-ICRAF Offices.

Application process

The application deadline is 30 Sep-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.


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